Suertes del Marqués Valle de la Orotava 'Edición 1' 2022
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Leading Tenerife’s vinous renaissance for the past two decades, Suertes del Marqués is now pushing the potential of Listán Blanco (aka Palomino) even further with a dazzling new cuvée, ‘Edición 1’.
Buying up vineyards and selling most of his crop to local domaines in 1986, Francisco García Lima only started producing wine commercially from 2006. As he introduced organic, low-interventionist philosophies and his son Jonatan took over the 9ha estate in 2016, Suertes del Marqués has become ground zero for a new wave of Tenerife fine wine.
Jonatan farms 9ha of indigenous old-vine varieties – some more than 200 years old – on volcanic clay and sand soils in the steep Orotova Valley, an appellation where cloud cover moderates temperatures by some 10°C compared to the rest of the island. Trained with a rare technique called cordón trenzado, the long vine canes are painstakingly tied back to their sinewy roots after pruning, then propped off the floor with poles.
‘Edición 1’ comprises the very best barrel of Listán Blanco from ‘El Ciruelo’ – a vineyard at 500m elevation and predominantly planted to Listán Negro. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in old oak, its vibrant citrus fruit layered with the terroir’s signature smokiness and mouth-watering acidity. Just 640 bottles were produced.
A future fine wine classic that will appeal to lovers of top Jura Chardonnay and Grand Cru Chablis, ‘Edición 1’ is one of Spain’s most exciting white wines being made today.
"Such precision and astonishing focus. Shows lime and spice, with well-integrated oak. Very fine and still so compressed, massive potential for development over many years.”
96 points, Jamie Goode
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